Ginger Snap Crafts: front door {before & after + an easy wreath tutorial}

front door {before & after + an easy wreath tutorial}

paint door

I LOVE to paint.  In the 4 years since we bought our house our front door has been
white, black and most recently a deep brown!  Annnnd I recently got the itch to paint again.
This time I stepped out of my neutral comfort zone & went a little CrAzY! ;)
Well, not too crazy… I chose Red Delicious by Glidden AND I love it! Yay for color! 

While I was at it I also made a wreath for our front door, too!

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It was super easy & only cost me $5.00!  I bought the wreath at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon, & I also bought a wood plaque there, too for a couple of bucks.  I won the vinyl & fabric from Lolly Jane awhile back so that didn’t cost me anything.  I had the ribbon, paint, wire & little clothes pins already!  Yay!  Love cheap but CUTE projects!

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Supplies:
Vine Wreath from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon
Scrap Material
Wire
Wood Plaque
Small Clothes Pins
Paint

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I painted my clothes pins & plaque.  Let them dry. 
Then I applied the vinyl Welcome lettering.
Drilled two small holes on both ends of my Welcome plaque.
Through one of the small holes of my plaque I threaded
some wire around the wreath then up through the other hole.

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Then I twisted the wire around a couple of times. 
Then I curled the loose ends around a pencil so they’d be cute & curly.
Then I tied my ribbon across the top of my wreath with the knots hidden in the back.

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Cut some pennants out of my fabric using my pattern from Lolly Jane
Then I used the clothes pins to attach the pennants to the ribbon.

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Since it was going to be outside I put a layer of mod podge over my vinyl Welcome sign. 
Just in case! :)  Then I hung the wreath on the door….that’s it…easy!

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Hope YOU are having a happy Monday!
Are YOU ready for Thanksgiving???

21 comments:

  1. Super cute!! I love the colors

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  2. Much more cheery! :) Do you have a wreath on your door year round?

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  3. I LOVE your door color! And your new wreath fits perfectly! What a fun new change! Great job friend, you are pretty amazing!

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  4. LOVE the red door!! And the wreath looks great, too!

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  5. Oh my gosh, Ginger! The red looks great! It really makes the door stand out! Great job!

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  6. Thank you so much for your comments, ladies! :)

    Oh and yes I usually do have something on my door all year...not always a wreath though. :)

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  7. It looks wonderful! I love a red door!

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  8. dIying to paint our door...think I might do some stripes...hmhmmm...

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  9. Super cute Ginger! The red is lovely, as is your wreath!

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  10. Ooh!!! I love the red!! So festive for the season! :) It's a nice pop of color with the neutral bricks!

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  11. That looks so good! Great color!

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  12. Wow, love the red door! Great color choice. Wanna come paint mine? :) Would you share this here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-3-and-some-fabulous.html

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  13. Cute and Economical. Love the red door!
    www.craftycrafts.wordpress.com

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  14. I love your fresh painted door! I paint my kitchen about as often as you paint your door!

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  15. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  16. I want a new door color now too! It looks wonderful.Cool wreath too.

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  17. This looks fresh & fun. I love a red door!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  18. I absolutely LOVE red doors. Thank you for linking this to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

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  19. Nothing beats a pop of color. I think the color is perfect for your front stoop area. Nice job.
    -Emily
    bargainbound.blogspot.com

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